Why I teach my kids to be rude

Teaching your children to say no, is not teaching rudeness, but rather the confidence to assert themselves in establishing boundaries should a difficult situation arise later in life.

How the Role of Teenage Girls is affected in a Misogynistic World.

Growing up 'a girl' comes with societal stereotypes that are often uncomplimentary to women.  However, denying oneself the right to like things intended or marketed for girls is equally misogynistic.  Embrace who you are and what you like and to heck with what anyone says.

High Schools Need to Be Teaching Basic Life Skills

Teach me to adult! What skills do you want your teen to have mastered by the end of high school and is their school currriculum meeting those needs? Consider how to approach teaching critical basic life skills that may not be covered in school. Download Article

The Police Need to Understand Autism

Many police officers need training on recognizing and effectively interacting with people who have developmental and other disabilities. Individuals with disabilities make up a third to a half of all people killed by the police. We, as a society, must stop using the police as a substitute for our failing disability services system. Download Article

Cell Phone Addiction in Teenagers

Cell phone addiction with teens is real and drastically growing all over the world. These devices certainly have some benefits--including helping parents stay connected to their teens as they transition from their care. But the devices also contribute to anxiety, lack of sleep, and other ills for teens. Some interesting data in this article and [...]

Man Posing as Uber driver arrested in Beverly Hills

This article, sadly, is another example of the increasingly common practice of predators pretending to be Uber drivers. Here are three tips to help protect yourself: (1) Never rely on an Uber decal for legitimacy since those can be stolen or easily be counterfeited. (2) Double check that the car arriving matches: the make and [...]

How to Talk with Your Teen about Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is rarely an easy thing to discuss with your teen but is one of the most important conversations you can have as a parent (or caregiver). Making sure the teen in your life completely understands sexual consent is in their best interest! Check out this article for some useful tips about having this [...]

Parental Involvement in Their Child’s Education

This is an interesting read about the importance of parents getting involved in the education of their children. Of course, a real education goes beyond what is taught in school. That's where What They Don't Teach Teens comes in...

Sexting Second Thoughts!

Recent studies have shown the day after sexting 10 percent regret their decision. 80 percent of teens and college students have sexted or have received a picture but is sending one picture really worth it? 

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